Refreshing Lemon Sherbet

refreshing lemon sherbetWho’s ready for a cool refreshing end to a family picnic or summertime dinner party? This simple to make Refreshing Lemon Sherbet is a perfect ending, not too sweet, not too tangy and guaranteed to soon be a family favorite! Serve in classic sugar cones or make a lovey presentation in a martini glass. Either way, you’ll all be screaming for more! 

You’ll need an ice-cream machine for this one, but whether you choose to hand crank or use an electric model, this is a perfect way to celebrate summer.

Refreshing Lemon Sherbet
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Not too sweet, not too tangy. A perfect dessert for cook-outs!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
  • 4 tsp finely grated lemon zest (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups half and half (don't substitute)
  • ½ cup FRESH lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Stir together all ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Continue stirring until well blended
  3. Pour mixture into the freezer compartment of a 4 quart electric ice-cream maker
  4. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions (about 35 minutes)
be careful not to grate any of the white pith skin underneath the yummy yellow skin when grating your zest or your sherbet will be bitter! makes about 5 cups



About Debbie Lawrence (18 Posts)

Debbie Lawrence considers her kitchen her playground. It is the place where she shares her heart and her love of southern upbringing. Her site Simple Plate is comprised of not only her personal recipes from her heritage of Cajun, Creole, Italian and American but she also features other fabulous foodies as well. Her cooking and joy speak to all of those and more. If you want truly delicious and authentic southern style recipes you must visiti her site Simple Plate. The best part is that all the recipes you will find there are easy, family friendly and finger licking good! Find her onGoogle+

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